Vampire Weekend Performs On KCRW In 2010

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KCRW shared video of Vampire Weekend‘s 2010 performance for the Los Angeles radio station’s video series. The band delivered songs from their 2010 album Contra and more.

Vampire Weekend’s Contra counted as their sophomore effort following their 2008 self-titled debut. While Vampire Weekend garnered the band critical and commercial success, Contra broke VW in a big way and hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the band’s first chart-topping LP.

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With a horn and string section as well as former member multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij in tow, frontman Ezra Koenig and company kick off the session with their 2010 non-album B-side “Ottoman” followed by the Contra tracks “White Sky,” “Cousins,” “Run” and “California English.” Vampire Weekend’s “M79” followed before the band returned to Contra with “Holiday” and “Horchata” to close out the session.

Watch Vampire Weekend’s entire 2010 KCRW performance below:


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